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tarsal tunnel surgery release

Posted by stella on 8/18/03 at 23:48 (127275)

Hi i have had surgery on may 22nd. I have been in lots of pain and it has been 3 months. I can not walk yet and i realize it will take a lot of time. I just went back to the dr today i got a shot of cortizone right in my scar area and was told not to walk at all and stay in bed for another 2 weeks. My foot is swollen and numb and painful. Any advice? I have been on pain killers and just got a script for ultram i hope that is better then vicodin. I also have a wheelchair and a walker which i can not stand longer then 10 mins .

Re: tarsal tunnel surgery release

Cindy W. on 8/19/03 at 10:45 (127297)

I was told yesterday that I have tarsal tunnel syndrome in both feet after having an EMG done. My symptoms are numbness and tingling in my toes, specifically the second and third toes, cold feet (I wear socks to bed even when it's 90 degrees outside). I do not smoke or have Diabetes. I'm not over weight my BMI for 5'3' is 21. I love to walk for causes (breast cancer). What type of Doctor should I consult with, nuerologist, orthopedic, or podiatrist? Thank you for your time.
Cindy

Re: tarsal tunnel surgery release

Sharon W on 8/19/03 at 11:02 (127298)

Cindy,

Go see one (or all, or any combination) of these three types of doctors: a good podiatrist, a physiatrist, an othopedic surgeon WHO SPECIALIZES IN FEET AND ANKLES. I would not have a neurologist treat this condition unless he is affiliated with Dr. Lee Dellon.

But of course, I am just another patient who has been through the whole tarsal tunnel syndrome thing -- not a foot doctor or foot specialist of any kind.

Good luck! %%-

Sharon
:)

Re: tarsal tunnel surgery release

dr ben pearl on 8/21/03 at 22:16 (127605)

Sharon has some good thoughts.
DRBP